About us 26 years of growth Why help? Did you know?£10 could fund an initial phone call to a newly diagnosed person/their family.£35 could provide an adult with autism, who lacks social skills, the opportunity to attend one of our social groups and build their confidence.£50 could fund two specialist workers to support young people with autism (age 10 – 17 years) at one of our Wanted Fun sessions.£150 could fund one evening youth club session, benefitting 10 young people with autism.£500 could provide 15 children with autism the opportunity to go to the zoo and share the same life experiences as others their age.£1000 could fund 1 LOAF (Loads of Autistic Fun) session, benefiting 10 children with autism and their parents & siblings. The costs to maintain the charity increase year on year and in 2017 our costs will be over £600,000. 81p out of every £1 we receive goes directly towards funding our services. The remaining 19p is spent on management, administration, staff and fundraising for the future. These are just some of the costs:£175 to run a daytime or evening social activity group for up to 20 adults with autism.£500 to run a 2 hour soft play session for around 30 children with autism and their families. £700 to run a 6 week training course for around 30 parents of children with autism.£1,500 to run a 6 week trampoline course for 8 young people or adults with autism.£1,500 to provide personalised employment support to an adult with autism, to help enable them to gain or maintain a job.£3,500 to run a 6-8 week skills course for 6 adults with autism.£23,000 to run our helpline service for a year, supporting hundreds of people with autism, their families and associated professionals.£45,000 to run our 4 evening youth clubs which benefit around 90 young people with high functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome (£500 per session)£70,000 to run our 4 Saturday morning social activity and support groups which benefit around 65 children with autism and their families.£125,000 to run 10 weeks of summer activities for around 138 children and young people with autism (£1,000 per session). If you would like to help us raise the funds to cover these costs please visit our 'Ways to Fundraise' page. You can donate here. Thank you for your support.